Global Communities is hiring a
Location: Ramallah, West Bank
Reports to: Chief of Party
Please Note: This position is under a recently awarded program and will start as soon as possible.
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society, and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.
Global Communities is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID Improve Livelihoods and Enhance Economic Development (ILEED). This five-year, up to $60 million program will focus on promoting resilient livelihoods in Gaza and give households the tools they need to cope with recurrent crises. The activity will build upon USAID investments and successes to date, with a primary focus on building resilience through livelihoods while maintaining the flexibility and capacity to respond to emergencies, should they arise. A secondary focus will be on adapting to climate change through livelihood development.
The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) with overseeing the overall implementation of the program, including technical strategy, financial and operational leadership, and human resources. We are looking for passionate, dedicated professionals to help us build the world we envision: one of expanded opportunity, where crises give way to resilience and all people thrive.
The DCOP is responsible for supporting overall program implementation, strategic vision, and outcome achievement. The DCOP oversees the operations and finance, supports the COP’s integrated vision for the program and will manage a team of senior staff to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. S/he will utilize the principles of adaptive management to maximize impact and facilitate innovation. Finally, the DCOP will be responsible for supporting with communications with USAID, for publicly representing the project, and for liaising with government and other institutions/stakeholders on issues related to resilient livelihoods in Gaza.
Specific Responsibilities include the following:
Work closely with COP to provide technical direction, management and supervision and coaching of project staff, local partners, and consultants at national and regional levels.
Ensure high quality technical deliverables – including workplans and technical reports – are developed, reviewed, submitted, and approved on schedule and within budget parameters.
Lead establishment and implementation of capacity strengthening strategies for local organizations and other stakeholders to implement, influence and advocate for resilience to climate change and livelihood development.
Work closely with the Senior, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist for documentation and sharing of knowledge and emerging lessons from application of high impact project services.
Lead planning, development and dissemination of visibility products such as technical publications, briefs, blogs, conference abstracts.
Ensures robust and regular representation and reporting of the project in national and regional level coordination groups, multi-sectoral forums and initiatives, including technical forums of relevant communities of practice.
Ensures continuous engagement and information sharing among community leaders, local partners, and other key stakeholders as well as building capacities in use of evidence base to inform decision making.
Conduct regular site visits to observe project progress, supervise data quality assessments and obtain feedback from participants and stakeholders.
Use principles of adaptive management and data-driven continuous improvement processes and develop appropriate responses to solve challenges under tight deadlines while ensuring operational integrity and project impact.
Assume the position of Chief of Party role when the COP is not available.
Work with senior staff to ensure that financial reports to USAID, effectively and accurately communicate project progress, achievements, challenges, and utilization of funds.
Represent Global Communities and the project at meetings with multiple local stakeholders (other NGOs, government officials, private sector institutions, etc.) as needed and necessary.
Promote Global Communities’ values (purposeful, committed, genuine, and connected) and ensuring that all project staff demonstrate these values.
Master’s degree in international development, sustainability, law, or any other, or another field relevant to the Activity.
At least seven years of experience in senior management positions, preferably managing and leading large, complex resilience/humanitarian assistance activities in developing countries.
Experience in managing field operations, maintaining relationships, and managing subawards and partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, including donors, implementing partners, and private sector entities.
Fluency in Arabic and English.
Knowledge/Experience with USAID rules and regulations strongly preferred.
Demonstrated experience and understanding of relevant local laws, regulations and policies is required.
Management/supervisory experience is required.
Proven ability to communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams is desired.
Evidence of effective communication skills, both oral and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the agreement is desired.
To apply, please submit your application, including your CV and a cover letter, no later than October 31, 2023.
Global Communities holds strict safeguarding principles and has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. In the process of recruitment, selection, and appointment, Global Communities will conduct robust reference and background screening checks, including international vetting as a signature of the Global Misconduct Disclosure Scheme to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded, and abuse is prevented. The incumbent is required to carry out their duties in accordance with Global Communities Safeguarding policy and the Standards of Conduct.
Global Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.